I did promise myself... but it was on sale, right?

Honestly, I promised myself I would spend less money during the end of March and all through April. After I found tons of vintage shoes, clothes, hats, purses and other stuff that I just had to have I began to feel a bit bad because all of that excess spending. Not that I would have any financial trouble because of it, but it just doesn't feel right.

So I promised myself not to buy more stuff that I just "have to have". At least not for a while. And then what happened? Trashy Diva had a sale going on and they had the Avian dress...

...and the Babydoll top. Both are mine now. (Bad kitty!)

But ain't they just oh-so-pretty? I just couldn't resist...

I thought I would be okay and back on the track after that, but then I heard/remembered that Freddies of Pinewood also had a sale. I'd been thinking about making myself vintage styled jeans, but with their sale prices I decided to give it a go and try theirs intead (since I won't be having any time to sew in the near future). So I got Rebecca top in light blue and pink (with striped collar)...

Wait! Those are not even jeans! (Very bad kitty indeed.)

I got myself a pair of grey Jeanies (not many jeans were left in my size at that moment). I've been lusting after Utilities, but I'll just have to get those later if I like my Jeanies well enought. ;)

Hmm, that's not all... I also got the 50's button top in pink. (And I don't even like pink that much.) The tops were just so cute and quite a bargain really.

Yes, I know... I really shouldn't even go to internet after a long day of working and studying, I just end up buying stuff. ;)

I think I'll just promise to relax about the whole thing and enjoy these when they arrive. ;)


No time to play

For the past one and half months I’ve been working like crazy to finally finish my studies. I have to graduate in July if I want to avoid loads of extra work (and actually graduate at some point), so I’ve made it clear to myself and people close to me that I won’t be doing much anything besides studying for a while. I have to work full time too and sleep sometimes and there’s only 24 hours in a day. I need to focus and finishin my M.Sc. degree is my number one priority right now.

Yes, it’s totally my own fault that I haven’t started (to continue) the process before. I’ve had plenty of time. It’s just that after I finished my thesis I was so exhausted and wanted a time out. So I took a little breather and after a while I was offered a job and one thing kind of led to another… and now that I woke up again and smelled the coffee I’m in a bit of a hurry to get the last few bits done.

I’ve done about half of the remaining things so far. When I started I had five exams and eight papers to go, now I’m down to three exams and three papers. That’s called progress, woohoo! ;) After this week I’ll be left with those three exams and only one paper, so it’s going to be a bit easier for me in the future. I’m actually quite proud of myself – will be prouder if I manage to get everything done before the end of May that’s the actual deadline. ;)

Vintage student Barbie... ;)

I’ve really enjoyed my studies in the Technical University. I love the place, I love how it smells (each building has a different scent and even diffent parts of the buildings are recognisable just by the way they smell - yeah, I'm weird...) and I love the way it has it’s own weird life inside the campus area. The unexpected things one can run into in the campus area after dark... that's something that cannot easily be described. All those more and less private student parties and student clubs that come alive after the formal business is through for the day... The university is always alive, every minute of the day and night. I just love it. :)


Vintage Expo finds

About a month ago I went to Helsinki Vintage Expo with my friends. We had so much fun! I also spent loads of money, but I couldn't help it... they had deadstock shoes in size 2 1/2!!! See what I mean...

And also deadstock winter boots in that same size Very Small...

This pair was used but sooo gorgeous! Black suede.

And to top everythingI found deadstock galoshes to protect my new shoes!

I know you can't blame me... ;) When I find shoes that fit like a glove I just have to buy them.

I also found some cute vintage frames (also deadstock). Please do not mind my messy hair and tired expression here... it was Very Late when I got home. Happy but tired. (My curls were by that time nothing but a distant memory...)

I love that yellow top I was wearing... I wish I had a better picture of it. It was made by my granmother who is a total wizard when it comes to knitting. So 40's, so chic. I wish I can find the instructions someday again to make another one.

Little something for the Mr. too! These fab deadstock all leather shoes...

Frames for sunglasses. (Yes, they're deadstock.)

Vintage tie... used. ;)

See, I don't shop just for myself... ;) Just cant wait until the Tampere Vintage Expo!